Monday, July 21, 2008

Power outages and an escaped cat

Today started HORRIBLY! (It's gets better, so please don't let that discourage you from reading!)

Late last night we had a terrible storm and 40,000 people were without power all night - me being one of them. I didn't think much of it, just kept sleeping. I didn't have to be into work until 10am so got to sleep in. When I woke up around 7am it was sweltering in my apartment so I got up opened the windows and the sliding glass door (assuming the screen door was locked) and went back to bed for an hour. At around 9am I rolled myself out of bed (I know... little more than hour snooze... haha) I walked into the living room and the screen door was open about two feet and Libby was gone.

I panicked. A lot.

I flew out of the apartment down the stairs (I live on the second level) and frantically looked for her. After a few minutes I found her, she had made her way back to the stairs up to my apartment and was meowing and looking right at me. She let me pick her up immediately and looked really scared. I'm so thankful she didn't try to play games with me and run away, which is what my cats always did when I was a kid.

I have never been so scared! My worst fear is that she will get out of the house and get hit by a car and I will find her body. I know, very gruesome, but I can't help it. It's my fear!

Thank god I found her and she was okay. As soon as I picked her up I said, "Never, EVER do that again!" I'm sure I sounded like a mother that just had a child wonder off, but it just came out of my mouth before I even thought about it!

The rest of my day has gone fine, rather quickly actually! I have 2 1/2 more hours to go at work, then I get to go home and head to the gym.

I've been pretty unprodcutive today (current job-wise), although I have been researching schools to go to and I believe I have it narrowed down. I'm actually trying to get a job at the school because they offer FREE tuition to employees! Isn't that awesome! It's a really, really good university here in Des Moines too, so keep your fingers crossed for me that everything works out. I have applied for three positions so far, mostly administrative assistant work (which I think looks really fun!), what office can't function with their administrative assistant??! They're like the most important person in the entire office!!!

I'll keep you all posted! Hope you have a great week!!!


Lys said...

Ok - the legal eagle in me says "AMBER SHUT THE DOOR!" seriously - do you know how much crime happens to 1st and 2nd floor apts. Now I'm gonna be the worried chick over here - regardless of cornfields, there's crime somewhere.

I'm glad the kitty came home safely and I know you are going to get that AA job at the school. Think positive!

Lesli said...

Thank goodness this story had a happy ending and Libby came back. Trust me, that is one of my biggest fears too that my cats are going to get out of the house & be lost forever. Huge fear!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog about your "Body Attack" class - ouch!! It did make me laugh, although I'm sorry you puked!! Ick. I always stop if I'm feeling dizzy/slightly nauseous...too easy to over do it!!

Glad the cat came home safe! :)